In our application for development consent this site controls the existing local combined sewer overflow (CSO), known as the Regent Street CSO, by connecting the northern Low Level Sewer No.1 to the main tunnel.
The Victoria Embankment Foreshore site is on the western bank of the River Thames. It comprises a section of the foreshore and a section of pavement and roadway on Victoria Embankment (A3211). The surrounding area is predominantly open space, commercial and mixed-use. The location of the site is shown below.
These works, along with our works at the Blackfriars Bridge Foreshore and Chelsea Embankment Foreshore sites mean that we do not need additional sites to intercept ten CSOs between Battersea Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge.
Construction is assumed to start in 2016 and be completed by 2021. Where appropriate some advance works may be carried out before the main construction period.
The work would comprise construction of a new area of reclaimed land in the foreshore of the River Thames to the south of Hungerford Bridge. This would contain underground structures to connect the low level sewer to a shaft approximately 51 metres deep with an internal diameter of approximately 13 metres. It would transfer flows of sewage from the CSO to the main tunnel.
While most of the operational structures would be within the new areas of reclaimed land in the foreshore, three ventilation columns, four kiosks and a pergola would be permanent above ground features on this new area of land.